Nicole Monks is an award winning trans-disciplinary artist of Yamatji Wajarri, Dutch and English heritage who lives and practices in Redfern.
Nicole says she was drawn to working with Murobond because of their open mindedness, their interest in working with artists, their energy plus the colour range and high environmental standards of Murobond’s paint range.
Director of Murobond, Peter Tasker, strongly believes that collaboration between creative people makes the world a better place and Murobond a better business. Nicole agrees and says collaboration is always central to her practice, “…collaboration enables artists to go bigger in scale, to push to areas you might not otherwise have gone.”
In their latest collaboration, Nicole has designed a specially chosen Murobond palette that responds to her country – the people, the colour and energy of the land.
“I look to the birla (sky) for hues of blue, to burlga (grasses) for yellows, to gayarra (foliage) for greens, to jurduwarra (female animals) for browns, to (yawari) ochre for whites and ngarlbu (emu feathers) for off whites, to thardu (wildflowers) for reds and purples, to yabu (rocks) for metallics and barlu (stones) for glaze”